What is the Purpose of Life?

Why are we here?


Cheyenne Goris, Contributor

What truly is the purpose of life? Is it to take risks? Study hard and succeed? What do students think? Do they think it is to make the adults around proud? Get good grades? Live and die?

The dictionary definition of life is the existence of an individual human being or animal. But what does life mean to students? Ashley Green (7th) says to her the definition of life means, “Living, not dying.” Olivia Sufferling (7th) says that to her the definition of life is to make the best out of it.

But what about the true purpose of life? Ashley Green believes there is no meaning in life. But, Olivia says, “The purpose of life is to be a good person. Live your life how you want to live it.”

Pablo Picasso once said, “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” There are many different definitions of life and the purposes for it. Each student, each person thinks differently about life. Some believe there is no meaning or purpose, and some believe there is a deep, spiritual meaning. Life is always what you make of it.